WHO WE ARE

The Catholic Community Services (CCS) Young Professionals group creates opportunities for young people, aged 20-49 years old, to socialize and collaborate with peers who support the CCS core values of love, justice, truth, and freedom. The CCS Young Pros are a group of emerging leaders who are committed to leadership development and community engagement.

 

   ABOUT US

The goal for CCS Young Pros is to provide each member a space to build relationships, serve others, and engage with the community and its leaders.  

Benefits of Joining         

    • Create lifelong connections.  
    • Give back to your community through events and programs, including service events and non-profit activities.  
    • Connect with a diverse network of peers and local business and community leaders through events held throughout the year.     
    • Get to know Catholic Community Services and its many programs.  
    • Free to join!

    Upcoming Events

    Stay tuned for an opportunity in replanting the garden.

    Recent Events

     Young Professionals Clean Up Mission Benedicts Garden

    Our Catholic Community Services (CCS) Young Professionals group hosted a volunteer opportunity for all ages at Mission Benedict’s Community Garden in Mt. Angel. Thanks to their help, Mission Benedict now has loads of fresh vegetables for those in need who access its food bank, and the garden is ready for replanting this spring!

    Newsletters 

    Winter 2023 Newsletter

    Gardening, Upcoming events, and more!

    Summer 2022 Newsletter

    Volunteer, Join our team, and more!

    CONTACT US

    For questions about CCS’s Young Professionals group or to receive seasonal newsletters, email Karlene Curtin at [email protected] 

    Benedictine Sisters and CCS Complete Sale of historic Queen of Angels Monastery

    December 27, 2023The Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel and Catholic Community Services of the MidWillamette Valley and Central Coast (CCS) today announced the official closing of the sale ofQueen of Angels Monastery in Mt. Angel to CCS. The monastery, built in 1888,...

    CCS Solar Array Goes Live!

    With the help of a grant from the PGE Renewable Development Fund and Green Future℠ customers, CCS now has a full solar array on the roof of our Bishop Steiner Building on Portland Road. “Our new solar array went live on May 31, and we are very excited that a clean...

    Knights and Parishes Shower Moms and Babies with Love

    Local Knights of Columbus (KoC) councils and Catholic parishes are key partners in sustaining the legacy of the late, beloved Fr. Charles Taaffe. During the months of May and June, these partners have showered the moms and babies served by our Father Taaffe Homes...

    CCS, C@P Partnership to Increase Shelter Capacity

    Catholic Community Services Foundation (CCSF) was recently awarded a grant for $663,163 from the Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance (MWVHA) to convert a warehouse building on its main campus into an emergency shelter that will have the capacity to house up to 32...

    Employee Summer BBQ

    You and your family are invited to the annual All-Staff Summer BBQ and Potluck! The BBQ will take place on Friday, July 28, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at River Road Park, located at 3045 River Road N, Keizer. We will also be hosting our annual salad competition. Please...

    Staff spotlight: Brock Roper

    Brock came to ISN in September 2022, after 11 years with Garten Services as a Program Specialist. He became proficient in crafts, country drives, and some of that required paperwork of which we’re all so fond. His favorite part of the job has always been the people –...

    85th Year Anniversary Mass

    This year marks 85 years of service for Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Coast. Recently, we celebrated our 85th anniversary with a special Mass at St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer. Thank you to Bishop Kenneth Steiner, Fr. Gary...

    CCS Providing Testimony for Senate Bill 1074

    CCS will be providing testimony for Senate Bill 1074 this Wednesday.  Together with the Community Business and Education Leaders and other FHI partners, we hope to create sustainable funding for the critical work of Community Health Workers. Learn more:  March 2023 -...

    Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

    We are thrilled to share that Catholic Community Services Foundation was selected to receive a Renewable Development Fund (RDF) award from Portland General Electric (PGE) that will enable us to place a solar array on the Bishop Steiner Building, which houses our...

    Fr. Taaffe Homes Receive Heartfelt Donation

    When Maria lost her son in a tragic accident last year, she had one request from the people who attended his Celebration of Life. She asked that they bring an item to donate to the Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Services. Maria was a young mother herself so she...

    Our Stories

    Read the stories of people in your community being helped. See all our stories.

    Employee Spotlight: Bonnie Todd

    A passion for helping others to enjoy a happy healthy life is what brought Bonnie Todd to Catholic Community Services (CCS). Prior to joining CCS, Bonnie worked for Albertina Kerr as an assistant program manager for eight years. She began working as a Direct Support...

    Dia De Los Muertos at The BSB

    Written by: Em Caza de Olivia Dia de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” is a Mexican festival that goes back to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. It is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd across Mexico, though other days, such as October 31st through...